#100WW — The Will of the People

The demonstrators marched to the statehouse to protest the latest injustices. There were hundreds of them — angry, upset, carrying signs, and chanting. The protest leaders gave rousing speeches to thunderous cheers.

They were calling for the governor and state legislators to come out and face them, to begin a constructive dialogue on the issues, and to right the wrongs.

But neither the governor nor the legislators responded. They were elected by the people, but did not have the courage to meet with those who put them in office.

It was as if the will of the people didn’t matter anymore.

(100 words)

Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Heather Mount.

12 thoughts on “#100WW — The Will of the People

  1. Marilyn Armstrong October 1, 2020 / 12:18 pm

    And there will be no more presidential debates. Biden says he won’t get on a stage with “that clown.” I was surprised that had scheduled any at all.

    There IS no will of the people anymore, not here, not in England, not in many parts of Europe. What is happening here is terrible, but it’s bad elsewhere, too. We really should move to New Zealand, but I don’t think they want us.

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  2. Bikurgurl October 1, 2020 / 1:12 pm

    I think you’re touching on the fear we all have – Fear things won’t change….or that they irrevocably will. What does it all mean? I selected this image after watching the abysmal debate – replacing a more tranquil image. I cannot allow complacently either. 🖤 Thank you for joining us again this week 🖤

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  3. leigha66 October 8, 2020 / 12:39 am

    This was a scene played out in many cities I think. They have to listen some day, don’t they?

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